Kids

LeVar Burton: Remarkable From 'Reading Rainbow' To 'Perception'

July 11th, 2014 12:05pm EDT
LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton may be the closest thing that we have to a superhero in the entertainment industry. On camera, he's a talented actor who always impresses, whether he's playing Paul Haley on TNT's Perception or Doc Greene on The Hub's Transformers Rescue Bots. Off camera, he's beloved by generations as the public face of one of TV's best educational programs, Reading Rainbow, which just raised more than six million dollars to help childhood literacy. And he's also one of the nicest people you could ever meet. LeVar took time out of his busy schedule this week to speak with us about all of his c...
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Melissa Peterman Dishes On Season 2 Of ABC's 'Bet On Your Baby'

June 6th, 2014 1:58pm EDT
Melissa Peterman Dishes On Season 2 Of ABC's 'Bet On Your Baby'
This summer, ABC has turned its Saturday night into three hours of high energy family fun. The evening opens with season two of Bet On Your Baby, led by the network's game show hostess extraordinaire, Melissa Peterman. BFTV checked back in with Melissa on Thursday to talk about the new episodes and what her secret is when it comes to keeping the whole crazy show together.

"It's always a luxury when you get to have another shot at something," she said. "What we did the second season was, instead of having five families compete each episode, we went down to four couples. It gave us more time...
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16 Of The Coolest Swords From Pop Culture

May 19th, 2014 2:32pm EDT
The Last Samurai
Swords - what's there to say about them? Nobody uses them anymore, which is a real shame. Swords remind us of an age when men were men, and they focused on really manly things, like chivalry, honor and killing a man with a single blow. Alas, those days are gone, and swords have retired from the battlefield.

But they do live on in one place - our hearts and minds. There's something innately satisfying about the simplicity and elegance of a sword, and the ritual of one-on-one combat, of people testing their mettle mano y mano. To that end, they live on in our culture, and by extension in our...
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14 Shows We Wish Were Still On Air

May 11th, 2014 11:00am EDT
14 Shows We Wish Were Still On Air
Admit it, both network and cable television just isn't what it used to be. Weekly series' have been for the most part, replaced for 12-episode arcs, reality television and non-interesting docudramas that do nothing to enhance the television landscape. Where's the friendship? The fun? The drama? The suspense? It makes viewers long for the days of when you looked forward to watching your favorite show every week and dissected it with your pals the next day and for days after. Some of the best are long gone, but fans still clamor for just one more episode. How many of these shows were you addi...
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Meet 'Transformers: Rescue Bots' Star D.C. Douglas

May 3rd, 2014 9:03am EDT
Meet 'Transformers: Rescue Bots' Star D.C. Douglas
Today's a big day for The Hub's Transformers: Rescue Bots. "This weekend, we have a special episode coming up with Mark Hamill," revealed D.C. Douglas, who voices the Rescue Bot Chase (pictured above right). BFTV connected with D.C. last week to discuss today's episode and his experiences in the Transformers universe.

In "What Rises Above" - the conclusion to the story started in last week's "What Lies Below" - the Rescue Bots and the Burns family must work together to escape after being trapped underground. Hamill lends his voice to Uncle Woodrow, Chief Charlie Burns' younger brother, whi...
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10 Saddest Deaths In Kids' Movies

April 13th, 2014 11:00am EDT
10 Saddest Deaths In Kids' Movies
Most movies aimed at children over the years teach important life lessons that the kids can use to make the right decision when they grow older. The movies often end with the protagonist learning some tired and true fact about how you should always follow your heart or be honest and kind.

In a lot of those same movies though, it's often the journey of how the character arrived at that life lesson that is just as remembered, especially if the events along the way were traumatic. Disney and other companies have not been afraid to put some very adult-like developments into their children's fi...
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Video Chat With 'Spooksville' Star Keean Johnson And Head Writer Jim Krieg

April 12th, 2014 2:20pm EDT
Spooksville
Spooksville is The Hub's latest young adult horror program, based on the book series of the same name. After Adam Freeman (Keean Johnson) moves into town and finds out first-hand why it's called "Spooksville," he and his new friends find themselves dealing with various monsters and other paranormal happenings.

In advance of today's all-new episode, we had the opportunity to talk with show star Keean Johnson and head writer Jim Krieg as part of the network's all-new 'What's The Hubbub?' video chat series. You can watch the chat below, as Keean and Jim answer our questions - and yours - abou...
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7 Awful TV Series Finales That Caused Fan Outrage

April 5th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
7 Awful TV Series Finales That Caused Fan Outrage
When How I Met Your Mother ended this past week after nine seasons, reaction among fans was somewhat mixed. Some fans said that Ted and Robin belonged together, just like other long-time TV couples like Ross and Rachel or Carrie and Big. But other fans resorted to throwing a tantrum on Twitter, saying the show essentially ended right back at square one, nine years later.

Whether you loved or hate the How I Met Your Mother finale, it just proves that we can all get a little too attached to our favorite shows sometimes. When the producers pull the rug out from under viewers in a much anticip...
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Dylan Riley Snyder Talks Season Four Of 'Kickin' It'

March 23rd, 2014 2:02pm EDT
Dylan Riley Snyder Talks Season Four Of 'Kickin' It'
Disney XD's Kickin' It launched its fourth season in February, meaning that we get to see more of Dylan Riley Snyder, who plays honor student Milton Krupnick in the martial arts-themed comedy. BFTV recently checked in with Dylan to talk about Kickin' It reaching a fourth season, and the effort he puts in off-screen to make the world a better place.

Most Disney Channel original series end after three seasons, so what was it like for Dylan and the Kickin' It crew to break that mold? Surprising, for one. "We as the cast had said our end of three season goodbyes!" he revealed. "It was very dif...
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Jake Short Looks Back On Season One Of 'Mighty Med'

March 23rd, 2014 12:02pm EDT
Jake Short Looks Back On Season One Of 'Mighty Med'
After winning America's hearts - and a Kids' Choice Award - as Fletcher Quimby on Disney Channel's sitcom A.N.T. Farm, Jake Short is now headlining Disney XD's Mighty Med. He plays Oliver, one of two kids who discover a superhero hospital and naturally, stick around to see what happens. As the series prepares for its first-season finale, we checked in with Jake to ask him about the Mighty Med experience.

"How can anyone not be a fan of superheroes?" Jake said when we connected with him last week. Teasing what's still to come, he told us, "We have a lot of surprises in store, and we love th...
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